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The University of Louisville/University of Kentucky rivalry will reach new heights tomorrow night when the Cards and the Cats clash in the NCAA Final Four in New Orleans. And as each team’s coach tries to play down any personal rivalry this week, Louisville Head Coach Rick Pitino acknowledges the die-hard nature of many fans, especially when it comes to games like this one.

“It ends up with a lot of bad marriages. A lot of mixed marriages that end up bad.  You have a Louisville woman with a Kentucky man and it always ends up bad,”

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Murray State junior Isaiah Canaan picked up another pair of honors Monday afternoon as The Associated Press named him Second Team All-America, and he was also selected to the John R. Wooden All-American team.

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Spend any time in Kentucky, and you'll notice that residents of the Bluegrass love their basketball.  Of the 72 NCAA men's championship games played since 1939, Kentucky teams have won nine of them.  Only California has more championships.  So, the Commonwealth is a basketball state.  But why?  How did that particular tradition begin?  To find out, Todd Hatton spoke with Murray State University history professor Dr. Duane Bolin.  Dr.

Western Kentucky Enters NCAA Tournament

Mar 7, 2012

Western Kentucky University’s basketball team has made its way into the NCAA tournament, despite a losing season record. The 15 and 18 Hilltopppers clinched the invite last night with a win over North Texas to take the Sun Belt Conference championship. Western Kentucky last participated in theNCAA tournament in 2009.

OVC Tournament Scores

Mar 2, 2012

This year’s OVC tournament continues in Nashville, Tennessee.  In yesterday’s action, Tennessee Tech beat Southeast Missouri 77 to 73, and Morehead defeated Jacksonville State 68 to 54.  The top-ranked Racers will face off against Tennessee Tech tonight at six, and number two-ranked Tennessee State plays Morehead at eight.  The games will be carried on ESPN-U.

The number 14 ranked Murray State Racers wrapped up an undefeated road season with a 69 to 64 victory over Tennessee Tech Saturday night.  This brings the OVC Champion Racers to 28 and 1 overall and sets them as the top seed in the conference tournament this week.  MSU will get a bye to the semifinal game this Friday at 6 p.m.

MSU Wins Bracketbuster

Feb 20, 2012

The number 16 ranked Murray State Racers dominated number 21 Saint Mary's in Saturday's ESPN Bracketbuster game at the CFSB Center. The 65 to 51 win brings the OVC regular season champion Racers to 26 and 1. Murray State wraps up its regular season on the road this week. They'll face Tennessee State Thursday and Tennessee Tech Saturday.

The last undefeated college basketball team in the country, the Murray State Racers, fell to Tennessee State last night at the CFSB center in Murray.
The Racers lead for much of the game until the Tigers mounted a 21 to 7 run in the second half. The Racers failed to mount a last second comeback and ultimately lost 72 to 68. The Racers are now 23 and 1 on the season and still number one in the OVC.  They take the court at the CFSB center again Saturday against Austin Peay.

Racers Hold #9 Spot

Feb 6, 2012
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The Murray State men’s basketball team remains at number 9 on the latest Associated Press poll following their wins over Southeast Missouri State University and UT Martin last week. This puts the Racers just ahead of powerhouses Michigan State and Duke. Murray State is still undefeated with 23 wins this season. They face off against Tennessee State at home Thursday at 7:00. Tickets still remain available for that game, but MSU's remaining Saturday Home games are sell outs, which include a match against Austin Peay and the Bracketbuster game against 16th-ranked St. Mary's. 

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